A 65-year-old male asked:
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when is avodart indicated for bph? most people i know just take flomax alone?

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Dr. Ronak Gor
Dr. Ronak Gor answered
9 years experience Urology
To prevent retention: Avodart (dutasteride) physically shrinks your prostate gland and is typically best suited for men with larger glands (>30 cc) and urinary obstruction. Avodart serves patients well by preventing the need for surgery (TURP) in patients with large glands who are at risk for urinary retention. Flomax+Dutasteride work better together than either alone in men with large glands. Hope this is helpful.
Answered on Jun 17, 2017
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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Rx for BPH: When is avodart indicated for BPH? Most people I know just take flomax alone? ANS: When Flomax alone does not work. It will take months for max effect. May be cheaper one but don't know about Canada. Usually added when Flomax is not enough.
Answered on Dec 22, 2016
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